Load/Unload cycle count nearing 100.000

My 2tb WD20EARS-00MVWB0 is nearing 100.000 cycle count. What can i do to prevent this problem? My other WD20EARS-60MVWB0 is only at 626 times and i’ve used it nearly as much. How come they seperate as much?

Try this article to see if it helps

Thanks but i am running Win 7 64-bit not any Unix/Linux system.

Wizer’s link refers to WD’s WDIDLE3 utility. The following thread suggests that WDIDLE3 may work with your drive. I’d do some research before attempting it, though.